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Lucianne Walkowicz: Finding planets around other stars

by TED.com

Published August 11, 2011


How do we find planets -- even habitable planets -- around other stars? By looking for tiny dimming as a planet passes in front of its sun, TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz and the Kepler mission have found some 1,200 potential new planetary systems. With new techniques, they may even find ones with the right conditions for life.


Run time 00:04:25
Producer TED.com
Language English

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